Ecology of Galeus melastomus
 
Main Ref. Greenstreet, S.P.R., 1996
Distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Galeus melastomus may be found.
Remarks Most abundant demersal shark on the upper and middle slope in the western Mediterranean from 1000 m to as deep as 1400 m (Ref. 40720).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Cortés, E., 1999
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.17 0.25 4.09 0.51 Troph of adults from 3 studies.
Ref. Carrassón, M., C. Stefanescu and J.E. Cartes, 1992
From individual food items 3.48 0.74 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 11.27.96
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 09.13.04
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 12.03.01
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